4 pieces of social proof that demonstrate the benefits of working with Ardent

Choosing a financial planner to work with can be challenging for clients because they’re trusting a relative stranger with their wealth and achieving their ideal lifestyle.

We are confident that all our clients receive the best possible service we can give them, and they’re more likely to reach their goals in life as a result.

Opinions and recommendations from people who have already worked with us are the most reliable indication of the value we provide.

Read on to learn about four pieces of social proof that demonstrate the benefits of working with Ardent.

1. Client surveys

The easiest way to find out what our clients think of us and how we can improve our service is to ask them directly. That’s why we run a regular survey for all our clients.

The results of our 2023 survey were overwhelmingly positive, with 97.87% of people saying that working with us has helped or will help them achieve their financial goals.

Additionally, 97.92% of those surveyed said they would recommend us to friends, family, or colleagues, and 69.23% had done so in the 12 months before completing the survey.

We also asked our clients to tell us what they thought the biggest benefits of working with us are. Some of the responses included:

  • “Knowing that I am receiving advice that is of a very high standard.”
  • “Having someone I feel I can trust taking care of my financial investments.”
  • “Understanding my investment has helped reassure me and lead me into retirement with peace of mind.”

We are committed to regularly reviewing feedback and our 2024 client survey is currently underway. The whole team is looking forward to seeing the insights that respondents provide this year.

2. Online reviews

Google reviews are an excellent resource that give more power to consumers. Many of us use them as the first port of call when deciding whether we want to deal with a business, as all the reviews are created by people with first-hand experience of working with the company.

Currently, we have 56 Google reviews and every single one of them is 5-star.

One reviewer said:

“Ardent have been managing my finances for many years and I have always found everyone to be approachable and efficient. As my personal advisor, Gary has been fantastic and has provided really valuable advice in a friendly and supportive way. I would therefore highly recommend the Ardent team and have no hesitation in awarding 5 stars.”

Our advisers also have 245 client reviews on VouchedFor, a review platform specifically designed to help consumers find a suitable financial professional to support them. Our average rating is 4.9 out of 5, meaning that several of our advisers have “Top Rated” status in 2024, putting them among the best in the country.

We are incredibly proud of the number of exceedingly positive online reviews we have from our satisfied clients and believe it demonstrates the quality of the service we provide.

3. Awards and nominations

It’s not only our clients who recognise the high standards that we uphold. The financial services industry also acknowledges our excellence.

Ardent was a finalist in the “Adviser Firm of the Year – North East” category at the Professional Adviser Awards 2024. This incredible nomination highlighted us as one of the very best financial planning firms in the region.

We were chosen as a finalist thanks to the breadth of services we offer our clients, the high levels of satisfaction we see from those who work with us, and our charity outreach programmes.

In the past, we have been highlighted by several other awards including the New Model Adviser Top 100 in 2022 and 2023.

4. Charity referral scheme

Our charity referral scheme is designed to encourage people to recommend us to friends, family, and colleagues, and raise money for important causes at the same time.

We donate £50 to York Against Cancer for every new meeting that comes from a recommendation, even if that person doesn’t become a client.

Currently, we have raised over £1,000 through this scheme. These donations allow York Against Cancer to continue their vital work supporting patients in the local community.

The success of our charity referral scheme is one of our proudest achievements and it’s only possible because we offer a service that our clients feel is worth recommending to others.

Get in touch

If you know somebody who might benefit from our services, please refer them to us today.

They can contact us by emailing hello@ardentuk.com or calling 01904 655 330.

Please note

This article is for general information only and does not constitute advice. The information is aimed at retail clients only.

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